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Himachal gets highest rainfall in 10 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 19:53

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh got 143 percent more rainfall than normal in June, the highest in 10 years, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said here Tuesday.

The state recorded 241 mm rain against the normal 99.3 mm, regional meteorological office director Manmohan Singh said.

He said this was "the highest ever precipitation since 2004. The highest precipitation (35 mm) on a single day in the state was recorded June 16."

Kinnaur district, where incessant heavy rain wreaked havoc, recorded the state`s highest rainfall of 335.4 mm against the normal of 37.1 mm.

"This works out to be 804 percent more than normal," he added. Singh said Kinnaur, Una and Sirmaur districts were badly hit by the rains.

The Met official said temperatures during June were also normal or below normal due to the continuous rainfall and early arrival of the southwest monsoon in the state.


First Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 19:53

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